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The Notre-Dame Cathedral towers above the quaint old buildings in the centre of Rouen

A weekend in Rouen

The historic city has attracted artists for more than a century, each of them creating their own take on Rouen. FRANCE Magazine looks at the city’s star attractions

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A hamper of delectable French goodies

French Food Online

What could be nicer than having the authentic flavours of France delivered direct to your door at the click of a mouse?

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Posy Simmonds © Victor Schiferli

An interview with Posy Simmonds

The illustrator tells Pierre de Villiers about her student days in Paris and the film version of her graphic novel Gemma Bovery

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The Tour Saint Nicolas and the Tour de la Chaîne guard the entrance to the Vieux Port in La Rochelle © Fotolia

An exploration of religious heritage in La Rochelle

South African-born Pierre de Villiers explores the religious heritage of La Rochelle and discovers more about his own ancestors’ dramatic escape from persecution more than 300 years ago

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The beautiful Château de la Treyne overlooks the banks of the River Dordogne

Eating out in the Dordogne Valley

Local resident Mark Sampson has some insdier tips for dining well in the historical Haut-Quercy area of the Lot département

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Ripe and colourful tomatoes with a hint of basil © Fotolia

How to make a summer tomato salad

Chef Aurélie Altemaire shows how to cool off this summer with a light and zesty summer tomato salad

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The medieval cité in Carcassonne © Melissa Wood

Vignette: Carcassonne market

Author Kate Mosse is always entranced by the Saturday market in Place Carnot

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'In a day French' from Elisabeth Smith

‘French in a day’ competition

Improve your French with a copy of ‘French in a day’ by languages guru Elisabeth Smith

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A guide to the Châteaux of the Loire

Expand your holiday horizons with Michelin Tourist Guides

If you fancy a taste of France’s rich and diverse lifestyles, Michelin’s lively easy-to-read GREEN GUIDES will offer you a unique perspective based over 100 years of travel expertise


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Enjoy dinner with a sea view at l'Hermitage Barrière

Seaside stays

Whether you’re taking buckets and spades or surfboards, we have found great accommodation for your holiday on the French coast

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Summer in Samoëns – pictured is an earlier MGM development in the archetypal French Alpine market town 
Credit: MGM Samoens

Alpine holiday home builder steps up construction as French Alps prove summer hit

French alpine holiday home builder steps up construction in response to growing popularity of summer in the mountains. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Fireworks provide a colourful backdrop to the Eiffel Tower © Fotolia

14 Juillet in Paris

The classic location for the Quatorze Juillet fireworks in Paris is the Champ de Mars next to the Eiffel Tower. But if you prefer not to share a park with 300,000 revellers, we can suggest more intimate venues that still provide a good view

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A bag of delicious Bonne Maman Madeleines

Bonne Maman 14 Juillet competition

FRANCE Magazine teams up with Bonne Maman to offer three readers a delicious hamper of cakes and biscuits

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The idyllic Cap Ferret looks out on to the shimmering blue waters of the Bassin d'Arcachon © Fotolia

Summer holiday in... Cap Ferret

The Cap Ferret peninsula, west of Bordeaux, is one of France’s best-kept secrets. With oyster farms, secluded beaches and cycle paths among the pine trees, FRANCE Magazine guides you to its highlights


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The beautiful Bonne Maman Summer fruits and Madeleine Charlotte cake

Eric Lanlard’s Summer fruits and Bonne Maman Madeleine Charlotte Cake

A light and fluffy strawberry mousse topped with fresh summer fruit, all held beautifully in place with Bonne Maman Madeleines, this delicious dessert is perfect for weekend picnics and summer parties.

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